Oversight of Federal Infrastructure Permitting and FAST-41, Hearing Before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, May 2, 2019 [open pdf - 3MB]
This is the May 2, 2019 hearing titled "Oversight of Federal Infrastructure Permitting and FAST-41 [Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act]," held before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of Rob Portman: "This is a very important issue, particularly in light of what is going on this week. We had the President and members of the House leadership meeting about infrastructure. Everybody is looking for more money for infrastructure, right? Infrastructure is what really this hearing is about. It is about permitting of infrastructure, broadly defined. It is about construction projects that play a critical role in all of our day-to-day lives. It is about ports and waterways we use for international commerce. It is about water resource projects to stop flooding from storm surges. It is about energy construction to make sure we have the power we need from solar power plants that we will hear about today to pipelines to nuclear power plant construction. It is about coastal restoration that supports the environment. It is also about broadband Internet throughout the country, which allows Americans to advance their education and rise in the workforce. It is about ensuring we can move forward with these projects in sensible ways." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Alexander Herrgott, Laura Abram, Michael Knisley, Joseph M. Johnson, and Raul E. Garcia.
S. Hrg. 116-44; Senate Hearing 116-44
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